Professor Henry Wynn

Professor Henry Wynn

Emeritus Professor of Statistics

Department of Statistics

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Key Expertise
Statistical Theory & Methods, Optimization, Risk, Engineering Applications

About me


PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Imperial College London
BA honours in mathematics, University of Oxford

Henry Wynn is the Principal Investigator at LSE on the EU-funded projects: CELSIUS (Combined Efficient Large Scale Integrated Urban Systems) and ReUseHeat (Recovery of Urban Excess Heat). He leads his own research group, the Decision Support and Risk Group (DSRG). He was head of the Department of Statistics from 2003 to 2006, and from 2000 to 2005 was also part-time Scientific Co-Director of EURANDOM, the international stochastics institute attached to Eindhoven Technical University (TUE), in the Netherlands.            

He was a Lecturer and then Reader at Imperial College. He became Professor of Mathematical Statistics in 1985 at City University, London, and was Dean of Mathematics there from 1987 to 1995. At City University he co-founded the Engineering Design Centre of which he was co-Director and facilitated the introduction of new degrees, notably the MSc in Quality Improvement and System Reliability and the MSc in Research Methods and Statistics.

In 1995 he moved to the University of Warwick as Founding Director of the Risk Initiative and Statistical Consultancy Unit (RISCU), which he helped build to a leading centre of its kind, well-supported by a range of research grants. He was a founding president of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), which now has over a thousand members and a successful annual conference.            

He holds the Guy Medal in Silver from the Royal Statistical Society, the Box Medal from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and has been awarded an Emeritus Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. He was awarded the Exzellenzstipendium des Landes Oberösterreich by the governor of Upper-Austria.            

He was appointed chair of the Scientific Board of the Norwegian statistical research centre, Statistics for Innovation (sfi)2 in 2007.

Watch Henry being interviewed about the CELSIUS Project.


Expertise Details

Statistical Theory & Methods; Optimization; Risk; Engineering Applications